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Stop the Bleed

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During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This class will teach you how to take simple actions immediately to help save a life. The Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital is committed to helping our community to become lifesavers.

Class Description

This FREE course is part lecture and part hands-on skills training. In it, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize bleeding that is life-threatening
  • Apply direct pressure to wounds
  • Apply a tourniquet

No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to take the course.

Stop The Bleed is a 90-minute course designed as a one-time certification to provide you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life.

Request an on-site class at your facility, school, church, business, or organization by emailing Tricia Smar at